Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC) announced on July 25 that the company signed an agreement with World Vision, an international relief development NGO, to support a drinking water sanitation project in Tanzania, Africa.
Korea Ginseng Corporation will pay the cost of four mechanical drinking water systems to be installed in Dabashi, Tanzania with poor drinking water hygiene facilities through the agreement
The lives of people in the Endabash region of Tanzania are threatened by a low rainfall and a lack of infrastructure for drinking water and agricultural water. The pollution of drinking water source and bad hygiene habits feed on water-borne diseases in the region. Especially children under 5 or younger have high malnutrition rate and infection rates.
World Vision is the largest organization in the world that has been providing potable water to 12 million people over the past 30 years since 1986 by implementing potable water projects with an annual project cost of US$ 90 million in 57 countries.
Korea Ginseng Corporation, together with World Vision, aims to promote the health of children around the world through a drinking water hygiene project in Tanzania.
"We know that many children suffer from various diseases because they can not get clean drinking water in many parts of the world,” said a representative of Korea Ginseng Corporation. "In accordance with our vision to become a global general health company, we are committed to the health of people around the world. We are planning to carry out various social contribution activities as well as the drinking water hygiene projects in Africa in the future."